@RangerZ, firstly thank you for taking the time to help me out with this. I will try and answer your questions in order.
Lets start by listing all the packages you ADDED for USB support, including the FS (file system packages). Also include your /etc/config/fstab file.
kmod-scsi-core, kmod-usb-uhci, kmod-usb2, usbutils, kmod-usb-storage-extras, kmod-usb-storage, block-mount, kmod-fs-exfat, kmod-fs-ntfs
option anon_swap ‘0’
option anon_mount ‘0’
option auto_swap ‘1’
option auto_mount ‘1’
option delay_root ‘5’
option check_fs ‘0’
option enabled ‘0’
How are the 2 media formatted? Please consider formatting the SD as FAT32 so it is VFAT compatible, at least for now. It has the least issues with file security, and will be the easiest way to validate the HW is working. If it is formatted as EXFAT I do not think you will see it.
The Memory Stick is formatted using NTFS the SD card is a 2GB card formatted as FAT according to windows.
Please confirm you have the 3 firewall rules, though I suspect that if your USB thumb drive is working then this is not of concern.
Sorry i should have been clear when i stated the USB stick worked, it seems that OpenWrt was able to see the stick when inserted, but other than this it doesn’t seem to work mounting the stick states that i need to run a set of commands to get it duplicated and looking at it via \router-ip seems to show nothing at all
Check your kernel log (Luci) by searching USB. In my case there are 30 or so log lines that indicated there are multiple USB (USB 1.0, USB 1.1 related to ehci). Post what you see here too.
Log is attached as its longer than the forum would let me post, at the end of the log you can see it finds and mounts the USB stick i inserted.but unless i missed something it doesn’t seem to see the SD Card.
I do not think you can compare the GLi usb implementation to the (more or less) OpenWrt documented process. There is no fstab in GLi. VFAT does not work and NTFS does.
Sorry I re-read my post and realized i could have been clearer with my comment, what i meant to say was that in the stock firmware using the advanced interface (luci) the handling of USB media for sharing onto the network etc was a lot better / slicker than the implementation in the stock openwrt build. i now know that a lot of this is not stock openwrt features and its likely the guys at GLi have customized their build to accomplish this.
hope this helps RangerZ again thanks for the help.